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94                                      FLORA INDICA.                ,       [Anonacea.

HAB. In Zeylania, Thwaites! (No. 2702.) (t>. *.)

Arbor. Cortex ramulorum rugulosus, atrofuscus. folia 8-12 poll, longa, 3-4
lata, petiolo ~ f-poll., coriacea, glaberrima, lucida, sublus pallidiora. Pedicelli
2-4i, basi bracfeati, sqnamulis minutis, pollicares. Sepala abbreviata, obtusa, Petala
rotundata, extcriora majora. Stamina toro planiusculo inserta, comprcssa, late cu-
neiformia, irregularia, plana, truncata, dorso antherifera. Ovaria 3, subglobosa, ir-
regulariter angulata, parce strigosa, stigmate depresso coronata.

This species is a good deal like the last, but the flowers are larger and hermaphro-
dite. The s'tamens arc also more numerous ; and as these characters arc usually
constant in the Order, there cau be little doubt that the two are sp*cificaHy distinct.
\Ve have only seen one specimen and a single flower, and the fruit is unknown.

Uvarice sectio, J$lume, Fl. Jav. Anon. 13.

fflores dioici, fceminei majores. Sepala 3, rotunclata. . Petala 6,
ovalia vel rotundata, sequalia, sest. imbricata. Stamina indefinita, secus
torum anguste conicmn dense imbrkata, breviter cuneata, connective
ultra antkeranim loculos extrorsos contiguos truncato capitato. Ovaria
nnmerosa, torum liemisphajricuin obtegentia, oblique ovalia, ovulis in axi
6-8. ' Stigma sessile, depressum, radiatum. Carpella magna, globosa,
polyspenna.  Arbor, foliis coriaceis lucidis, venis arcuatis distantibus
wbtus jprominuli^ inflorescentia supra rawosfascicitlata.

This genus seems to have no very close affinity with any other in the Order. The
rounded imbricated petals constitute an approach to Uvaria, but the ovaries are
widely different, as well. as the whole habit. It approaches Scfiizandracea in its
dioecious flowers, which arc rare in the Order, but occur in several very distant parts
of it, and do not appear to be of much moment in deciding affinity. The habit
and foliage, as remarked by Blame, arc a good deal like those of some Magnollacea
(Talauma pumila for example), but the truncal inflorescence, and the aspect of the
flowers, recall that of sonic species of Schisandrea. These, however, are perhaps
distant or fanciful analogies, of no real value. We retain the name adopted by
Blame for the section of Uvaria, to which he refers his plant ; but the other species,
U. reticulata, Blume, must, according to our views of affiuity, be excluded. Of that
plant the male flower only is known, so that its position cannot be indicated with
certainty. If the female flower presents no obstacle, it may form part of the genus
Mtrepkora, notwithstanding its dioicality; but if it differs, it mus$ form a new
genus close to it, and to Oropkea, Bl.

1. S Burahol (Blume, Fl. Jav. Anon. 48. t. 23, 25 C, sub Uvaria) ;
foliis oblongo-lanceolatis ntrinque acutis, floribus fcemineis louge pedi-
cellatis, carpellis globosis breviter pedicellatis.

HAB. In peninsula Malayaria ad Singapur, Lobl!  (p. a.)
. Java, Blume.

Arbor excclsa. Ramuli nigricantes, rngulosi, glabri. Folia soype acuminata,
coriacea, rigida, 5-8 poll, longa, l-3 lata, petiolo -^-pollicari, utringue glaber-
rima, venulis (in sicco) conspicue reticuktis. Flores sccus truncum ct ramos in
tuberculis lignosis bracteis squamseformibiis dense irubricatis onustia pubesccntibus
fasciculati ; matculi focmineis multo minorcs, pediccllis \-\ poll. longis ebracteajtis
pubesccntibus, sepalis minutis, petalis \ poll, longis ; fceminei triple majores, pedi-
cellis bipollicaribus validis apice subclavatis rugosia costatis infra medium bracteatia,
petalis latioribus. Ovaria sericea, obliqua, dorso superac gibbosa. Carpella pauca,